- the long hair growing from the top or sides of the neck of certain animals, as the horse or lion
- long, thick human hair
Origin of maneMiddle English ; from Old English manu, akin to German mähne ; from Indo-European an unverified form mono-, neck (from source Sanskrit mányā, nape of the neck, Welsh mwn, neck), probably ; from base an unverified form men-, to project from source menace
- The long hair along the top and sides of the neck of certain mammals, such as a horse or a male lion.
- A long thick growth of hair on a person's head.
Origin of maneMiddle English, from Old English manu.
From Middle English mane, mayne, from Old English manu (â€œmaneâ€), from Proto-Germanic *manÅ (â€œmaneâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *mony-, *mon- (â€œneckâ€). Cognate with Dutch maan, manen (â€œmaneâ€), German MÃ¤hne (â€œmaneâ€), Swedish man (â€œhorse's maneâ€), Icelandic mÃ¶n (â€œmaneâ€).
- Forming compound nouns with the sense ‘person who has a mania for’.
From French -mane, from Ancient Greek -μανής (-manēs).